SCOTT JOPLIN’S Treemonisha - News and Online Articles

May 24, 2019

CBC Arts: It was the first all-African American opera. And now, Treemonisha is getting new life


Above: Soprano Neema Bickersteth and arranger/orchestrators Jessie Montgomery and Jannina Norpoth, in conjunction with Washington Performing Arts, presented an excerpt of Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha for the Congressional Black Caucus Avoice award ceremony. Award recipients: Their honours Maxine Waters, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Robert “Bobby” Scott, Bernie G. Thompson and Elijah E. Cummings.

January 5, 2019

Washington Post: Can a 108-year-old opera — by Scott Joplin — be made to sing for today?